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Pros
  • "Very relaxed work life balance, employees are all very nice(in 20 reviews)

  • "Committed to a positive work environment and genuinely care about the customer's experience(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "relatively low salary for the cost of living in Vancouver(in 4 reviews)

  • "Cost of living in Vancouver is high, and salary seems to be on the low end of the industry(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "An awesome place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love working for STEMCELL. This company has a ton of integrity, and truly cares about helping scientists. With fast growth there is always lots to do, and I always feel I'm making a meaningful contribution.

    Cons

    In rapid growth companies there is always lots to do, it can be hard to fit it all into an 8 hour day.

    Advice to Management

    With such quick growth and so much to do, encouraging work life balance is an important an area of focus.

    STEMCELL Technologies2018-06-22
  2. "scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    -company does very meaningful work which makes the employees take pride in their work and do their best at it -really care about the quality of their product...they definitely do what they claim on the company website! -really great company culture -lots of opportunities for getting to know your coworkers through company-sponsored events, monthly tea times, music and sports groups -benefits and vacation day allotment...

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    Cons

    -salary is low in comparison to the high cost of living in Vancouver -don't hear too much about new career advancement/relocation opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Training new hires still needs a lot of improvement

    STEMCELL Technologies2019-04-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STEMCELL Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best thing about working with STEMCELL is the colleagues. In general, the company hires well and most colleagues are motivated and friendly. STEMCELL is working in a really important field and the overall goals of the company are admirable. There are great extra curricular activities and teams to get involved in. Working in the city was great, however the entire operation will soon be based in Burnaby. Good benefits.

    Cons

    A major con is the low salaries. The salaries were a running joke between employees when I worked there. As STEMCELL are the major biotech/scientific employer in Vancouver they purposefully offer below market wages. Colleagues who got promoted within the company were offered lower salaries that outside hires for the same job. Even though the internal hire has more relevant experience to the role, they are offered less...

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    Advice to Management

    -Pay decent wages to retain employees. -Improve efficiencies across the company. -Support professional development so employees can grow -Have a clearer outline of the future direction of the company

    STEMCELL Technologies2019-04-18
  4. "Full Time Co-op Student Experience (RnD)"

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    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STEMCELL Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -massive company growth (hiring opportunities) -monthly company bonding -many company teams/clubs -opportunities to work independently -convenient location for commuting -no shortage of resources -great Xmas party -cheap staff parking (or free on street) -every few months there are team lunches -free coffee -variety of lab work and office work

    Cons

    -depending on your supervisor, it can be an unfriendly culture (my supervisors were awesome, but some co-workers had a tough time) -projects/priorities are constantly changing, so sometimes it feels like your work is in vain -co-ops had to share computers which was sometimes difficult to manage -low salary (even compared to other co-ops and for full time staff) -not many lifestyle benefits

    STEMCELL Technologies2019-04-02
  5. "Cheap company"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at STEMCELL Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - There are great, hardworking, nice people in the company - Culture is pretty lively

    Cons

    - Cheap company with abysmal salary. So people get experience and leave to go somewhere with higher pay making turnover rate high - Some VERY unprofessional managers in the company - Sales goal is impossibly high making people stressed out all the time - Bad politics...

    Advice to Management

    - Have direct report review managers regularly so it’s not a one way dictatorship - slow down on sales growth allowing other departments to catch up first

    STEMCELL Technologies2019-04-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "good spot"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time

      Pros

      biggest and best biotech in vancouver

      Cons

      aggressive targets that are hard to hit

      STEMCELL Technologies2019-03-21
    • "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time

      Pros

      Stemcell has a great atmosphere and a highly talented group of scientists and engineers.

      Cons

      Salary is not comparable with the equivalent roles in Europe or other parts of North America.

      STEMCELL Technologies2019-03-07
    • "Less flexible organize"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at STEMCELL Technologies full-time

      Pros

      good benefits, people are nice

      Cons

      too many hierarchies, not flexible

      STEMCELL Technologies2019-03-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great, friendly atmosphere"

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      Current Employee - Research Technologist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The President of the company Allen Eaves is a very intelligent and kind, with a great vision for the future. That reflects most of the rest of the company as well.

      Cons

      I have heard that compensation is lower that other companies, but the positive working environment matters more to me

      Advice to Management

      Keep growing the company!

      STEMCELL Technologies2019-02-22
    • "Marketing Team"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at STEMCELL Technologies full-time

      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      Wage was okay and expected for the level of work you do

      STEMCELL Technologies2019-03-09
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